Talent Director Salary
Average pay for a Talent Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $105K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Talent Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Talent Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$63,239 - $154,504|
|Bonus||$2,436 - $40,547|
|Total Pay (||$60,820 - $169,209|
Job Description for Talent Director
Talent directors serve an upper-management position within HR (human resources) to create a work environment aligned with their organization's goals, as well as recruit and retain highly effective employees and manage other members of the recruiting department. They work primarily in an office, but may travel to different offices or sites depending on the company's needs.Read More...
Hours for this position can vary, though talent directors usually work during regular business hours, and some travel may be necessary. They are employed in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to medicine, and generally work with other upper-management employees on a daily basis and communicate regularly with subordinates in the human resources department about the organization's needs and how they are being met. Talent directors are also heavily involved in discussions with internal and external recruiters.
Talent directors must also be able to anticipate future personnel needs for their organization and work to attract appropriate candidates for those needs. They work closely with management, including departmental managers and C-level executives, to determine these future needs and how best to acquire personnel to address them.
Aspiring talent directors should have extensive experience in human resources, sometimes as many as 10 to 15 years depending on the employer, and a bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or a related field may also be required. However, sufficient work experience in human resources or corporate recruiting may also be sufficient.
Talent Director Tasks
- Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
- Lead talent management strategy to ensure talent is developed to and reaches its full potential.
- Interview, audition and hire performers to fill various roles.
- Match specific talent types to appropriate roles for motion picture, radio, theatre and other entertainment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Talent Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Talent Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $96K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $124K. Talent Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $149K.
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